Monthly Archives: December 2012

Make Every Mark Count: The Dennis Kuronen Scholarship Fund

“Make Every Mark Count…” That was a phrase that Dennis used to say all the time; it was one of the many “Dennis-isms” we came to know—and love—coming from him. The Dennis Kuronen Scholarship Fund is named in loving memory of Professor Dennis Kuronen. Dennis was the founder of the Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University, and he loved teaching—particularly at Philadelphia University—where he taught for sixteen years and became the Interim Dean of (what was then) the School of Design and Media. Dennis had hoped to establish a scholarship in his memory to support students in the Graphic Design field. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of many close to Dennis we have raised $11,000 to date. In order to make his vision a reality we need to raise an additional $14,000, which would bring us to a total of $25,000, the minimum amount required to endow a scholarship. With your support, we feel confident that we can reach our goal of $14,000 by our targeted goal of May 2013, with an official announcement to come at the Senior Design Show. Please consider making a Continue reading

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Creative Energy at Philadelphia University

The end of the semester is always a whirlwind of creative energy at Philadelphia University, but particularly so the past week. I would like to report on several creative vortices that I was swept into at the DEC Center. Vortex …

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PhilaU GDC Blog Wins Design Awards

The Blog for the Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University (yes, this blog!)—has won two design awards in national design competitions. The Blog was awarded a Merit Award in the fourteenth Annual How Interactive Design Awards Co… Continue reading

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Grads Designing In Helsinki

First year MSID graduate students Seth Moczydlowski and Adam Louie recently travelled to Helsinki, Finland to work with the Industrial Design students at Aalto University. The ongoing projects are part of the Aalto’s interdisciplinary Product Development Projects program. On Seth’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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Umbra Design Challenge Nears The Finish

Paul Rowan, co-founder of the international design company Umbra will visit the ID studios in January to critique the final designs from our Junior-level Design 5 Studio. Rowan’s visit will mark the completion a semester-long project in which Umbra challenged … Continue reading Continue reading

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Leggings, Jeggings, and Meggings??? OH MY!

Stretchy spandex pants from the 90s made a comeback as leggings in recent years. A trend that many thought would die quickly, instead it grew beyond just cotton or spandex tight pants. Leggings now come in all fabrics, colors, prints, designs, and lengths. Denim leggings are one of the most popular variations known as jeggings [...] Continue reading

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I Believe in Santa

In a staff meeting this week a colleague shared his young son’s questions and concerns about the existence of Santa Claus. His son is worried, and beginning to suspect the truth.  After he told the story I clumsily explained that …

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Beginning from the theoretical framework inspiring Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s work on Campo Marzio, the first project of the semester  focused on the analysis of Campo Marzio and was an interdisciplinary effort between the students attending the Fall 2012 Semester in … Continue reading Continue reading

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GeoGraphics: Design, Education and the Transnational Terrain

Program Director and Associate Professor, Frank Baseman, made a presentation, “Cultural Immersion in the Dominican Republic,” at the GeoGraphics: Design, Education and the Transnational Terrain, AIGA Design Education Conference, Honolulu. Hawaii. H… Continue reading

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Fashion Design and Engineering Students Collaborate on Space Suits

So you’re planning a trip to space and you haven’t a thing to wear? Fashion design and mechanical engineering students collaborated to solve an unusual problem for ILC Dover, an American engineering company that specializes in the design of space … Continue reading Continue reading

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